Chart Success Story for Fable II

27/Oct/2008

Microsoft call full time on Pro Evolution Soccer 2009’s one-week stay at the top as ‘Fable II’ is crowned this week’s All Formats No1.


It is Microsoft’s first All Formats No1 since ‘Halo 3’, over a year ago, and is the first game to be developed by Britsoft team Lionhead to reach the top of the All Formats Chart, outselling the original Fable’s launch week by 3.81 to 1. ‘Fable II’ also becomes the 5th fastest selling Xbox 360 game ever in the UK, behind ‘GTA IV’, ‘Halo 3’, ‘FIFA 09’ and ‘Call of Duty 4’. Sales of ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2009’ take a dive this week, falling 58%, dropping from No1 to No4, while sales of ‘FIFA 09’ are down 24%, moving it down one place to No3, making way for Ubisoft’s ‘Far Cry 2’ which debuts at No2. Launched across Xbox 360 (43%), PS3 (33%) and PC (24%) Ubisoft’s critically acclaimed FPS is only one of several new entries to make the All Formats Top 10 with EA’s ‘Dead Space’ at No6 and Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Midnight Club: Los Angeles’ at No10. ‘Saints Row 2’ also makes way for the newcomers, dropping 2 places to No5, while ‘Lego Batman’ is down 3 places to No7, staying ahead of ‘Wii Fit’ and ‘Mario Kart Wii’, both down 3 places to No’s 8 and 9 respectively. After several periods of Nintendo dominance, which saw only 2 weeks ago Wii representing the top selling format for 6 games in the All Formats Top 10, Microsoft now claim the best selling version of 5 out of the Top 6 games in the All Formats Chart. Benefiting from a retailer hardware bundle, ‘Family Ski’ from Namco-Bandai/Nintendo enters the All Formats Top 40 for the first time since its launch 19 weeks ago at No28. The remaining new entries in the All Formats Top 40 are ‘Moto GP 08’ from Capcom at No32 and Activsion’s ‘Spider-Man: Web of Shadows’ at No38.


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